Brooklyn Nets: best potential landing spots for Archie Goodwin

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BROOKLYN, NY – MARCH 21: Archie Goodwin
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Houston Rockets

With the Rockets hard-capped after giving P.J. Tucker the full mid-level exception, the Rockets have few outlets to add talent. Houston will have only minimum contracts at is disposal. Goodwin shouldn’t warrant more than that on his next contract.

The Rockets have two of the best playmakers in the league in Chris Paul and James Harden. The team doesn’t need more guys who can distribute the ball but can definitely use players with offensive ability.

Houston is loaded with 3-point snipers. Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon can all knock down the 3-ball. Paul and Harden can break down defenses and hit shots from anywhere on the floor. What the Rockets need is athletes who can be found on cuts to the basket by their All-NBA point guard duo.

That is where Goodwin can fit in. Goodwin is very versatile, much like Tucker and Mbah a Moute, who both signed deals with the Rockets this offseason. Whereas Goodwin doesn’t have the defensive abilities as those two, he is faster and is a better finisher at the rim.

Goodwin isn’t a perfect fit with Houston, but he is a better option than what the Rockets could conceivably afford. If he can land a deal much like the one Troy Williams just received from Houston, Goodwin can be a cheap piece on a potential title contender.